Accessibility statement for CalmView 5

Accessibility statement for CalmView 5

This accessibility statement applies to, the University of Nottingham’s Manuscripts and Special Collections archive catalogue. The catalogue runs on CalmView version 5, which is supplied by Axiell.

This website is run by University of Nottingham, Manuscripts and Special Collections. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website For example, that means you should be able to: 

  • change colours, contrast levels and fonts 
  • zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen 
  • navigate most of the website using just a keyboard 
  • navigate most of the website using speech recognition software 
  • listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver) 

We’ve also made the website text as simple as possible to understand. 

AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. 

How accessible this website is 

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible: 

  • You can't modify the line height or spacing of text
  • Most older PDF documents aren't fully accessible to screen reader software
  • You can't skip to the main content when using a screen reade.

Feedback and contact information  

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille: 

We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 10 working days. 

Reporting accessibility problems with this website 

We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact University of Nottingham Manuscripts and Special Collections via or on 0115 951 4564.

Enforcement procedure 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’).

If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS)

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person 

Find out how to contact us on the Manuscripts and Special Collections website.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility 

University of Nottingham is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. 

Compliance status 

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below. 

Non-accessible content 

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons. 

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

Navigation and accessing information

You may have challenges navigating the archive catalogue if using a keyboard or assistive technology.

  • There is empty button text on the hidden drop down menu items on top toolbar under ‘Advanced and Index searches’ and ‘Discover our Collections’. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (info and relationships) and WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.2 (name, role, value). We have raised this with Axiell.
  • It is not possible to change line height or spacing on any pages. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.12 (Text spacing). We have raised this with Axiell.

Multimedia content

Some images on the home page do not have alternative text. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (non-text content). We plan to add alt text to images by December 2020.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations 

Many of our older PDFs and Word documents don't meet accessibility standards - for example, they may not be marked up so they're accessible to a screen reader.

The accessibility regulations don't require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they're not essential to providing our services. For example, we don't plan to fix transcriptions of archival documents.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility 

We are actively reviewing content and have introduced new working practices with a focus on user needs and providing inclusive content to our diverse audiences. 

We are engaging with Axiell to advocate for, highlight and develop accessibility requirements.

Preparation of this accessibility statement 

This statement was prepared on 22 September 2020. It was last reviewed on 22 September 2020.

This website was last tested in September 2020. The test was carried out by Manuscripts and Special Collections.

We tested the homepage, the search results page for a variety of search terms and a number of detailed items pages at random from the search results.

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